The BBC has confirmed that Jenna Coleman, who plays Clara Oswald on Doctor Who, is leaving the series.

I expect a large number of you will rejoice over this news, while an equal number will lament the loss of the actress.  Regardless on which side of the field you stand on, it is happening – we just don’t know when. The only word from the BBC is that Coleman will leave the series sometime during season nine.

If you’ve read Doctor Who The Four Doctors series, there is a hint/indication that Clara’s departure with the Doctor may not be on the best of terms.


“Jenna has been absolutely brilliant. I think she’s wonderful in the show, and she’s my favourite companion,” said Peter Capaldi in a statement to the press.

Doctor Who Season 9 premieres Saturday, September 19th at 9/8c on BBC America.

via BBC America

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  1. Rob
    September 18, 2015 at 9:58 am — Reply

    I am not a fan of Clara but you’ve got to give Jenna Colman credit for sticking with the show for so long. Personally I’m hoping that they go with something a bit different for the next companion.

  2. Brenning Dragonbred
    September 18, 2015 at 2:47 pm — Reply

    I’m happy. I don’t hate Clara, but I have been hoping for a new companion for the last season or so. She had a good run, but it is past time someone else got a turn.

  3. September 20, 2015 at 10:19 pm — Reply

    Not sad to see her go, as I wasn’t overly fond of the character. Though I kinda wish the guy in charge of writing that last season would go too… Even with time travel immunity clauses in full swing I’m calling BS on how that season ended. If it were to end that way, whole episodes in that season could not have taken place, especially since time travel /was not/ involved in the paradox in question.

    A guy can’t have descendants if he never lived long enough to have them.

  4. b003
    September 21, 2015 at 8:43 pm — Reply

    She was so good with Matt Smith. One I thought was overrated was Rose Tyler. She should stay Capaldi shoud go.

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